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America's Railroad: A Choral Concert

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Presented by Waterford School and Golden Spike 150 at Waterford School - Heuston Concert Hall, Sandy UT

May 30 2019
America's Railroad: A Choral Concert

In celebration of the 150th year of the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad, 100 Waterford children will perform 12 original and arranged songs about the background and stories related to the building and completion of the railroad.

Waterford School Classes I and II students will perform “Song Expressions of the Transcontinental Railroad,” seven original songs (words and music) by Jay L. Beck:  Build the Road, Nation Crossing, 100th Meridian, Only Inches, What’s It Like Mrs. Strobridge?, The 10-Mile Day, and Promontory.  The program will also include Mr. Beck’s arrangements of I’ve Been Working on the Railroad, Engine Engine No. 9, Page’s Train, and his original Trains Follow Tracks.  The program will close with a

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Admission is free to the public. Please, no babies in arms.

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The public is invited to a post-concert refreshment reception in the Concert Hall foyer.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Waterford School - Heuston Concert Hall

1480 East 9400 South, Sandy, UT 84093

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From the main school address at 1480 East on 9400 South, turn south at 1700 East, then turn west, opposite Sugarloaf Drive (turn west of 9545 South).  Park in the gravel lot and enter the east door

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